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VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2010

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2010

MIDTERM  EXAMINATION

Spring 2010

ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 4)

Ref No: 1380220

Time: 60 min

Marks: 35

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 Center:   OPKST
 ExamDate:   5/27/2010 12:00:00 AM

 

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Question No: 1    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.

She was in a hurry riding her bike, so she carried her viola across the handlebars. She failed to see the rock on the street in front of her.

 

► The viola did not fall off the bike.

► The rock did not get in the girl’s way.

The girl fell off of her bike.

► The girl got off her bike to take a break.

 

Question No: 2    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with appropriate connector.

__________ other mollusks, the oyster reproduces by eggs. vuhelp

 

 

►Regarding

►As to

►Like

►With

 

Question No: 3    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ion?

 

►Put-

►exhaust-

►correct-

►collect-

 

Question No: 4    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the best meaning of highlighted words in the sentence.

 

Reforestation will help to restore our environment.

 

 

 

 

 

►cutting down trees will help to recover the environment.

►planting trees again will replenish our environment.

►forests should be cut to improve the worsening environmental pollution

►cutting down trees will further help to worsen the environment.

 

Question No: 5    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.

James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.

 

 

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►if

►either

►neither

►but

 

Question No: 6    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.

It was an expensive vase _____ they bought it to pleases their mother.  vuhelp

 

 

 

 

 

 

► either

► neither

►but

► or

 

Question No: 7    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.

 

If you see someone fall off of their bike, you can infer that:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

►It’s a new bike.

►They weren’t wearing helmet.

►They have never ridden a bike before.

►They have lost their balance.

 

Question No: 8    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the best meaning for the word underlined. vuhelp

Being unable to write clearly is a liability in a business career.  In business, one must often express opinions and ideas in writing.

 

►surprise

► necessity

►drawback

► penalty

 

Question No: 9    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.

By giving military aid to dictatorships in Latin America, the United States has seemed to sanction their cruel policies.

 

►create

►remember

►criticize

►approve

 

Question No: 10    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.

“Oh, dear! I have left _____ my purse _____ keys in the other bag,” said Seema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

► both…and

► either…nor

► either…and

►neither…or

 

Question No: 11    ( Marks: 2 )

 What is the line in the ‘line graph’ going from top to bottom at the left-most side called?                                   

 

 

 

Question No: 12    ( Marks: 2 )

 What is the purpose of coordinating conjunction in a sentence?

 

 

 

Question No: 13    ( Marks: 3 )

 Recall your memory about ‘Making inferences’ and identify the statements as True/False.       

1. When the meaning of a word is not implied by the general sense of its context or by examples, it may be implied by an antonym or by a contrasting thought in a context.

2. A paragraph without a topic sentence may have an implied main idea.

3. .A paragraph without a topic sentence does not have supporting details.

 

 

Question No: 14    ( Marks: 3 )

 Read the following text and state the main idea of the passage.

 

To many parents, the infant’s crying may be mainly an irritation, especially if it continues for long periods. But crying serves important functions for the child as well as for the parents. For the child, crying helps improve lung capacity and the respiratory system. Perhaps more important, the cry serves as a signal of distress. When babies cry, they indicate that they are hungry or in pain, and this is important information for parents.

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Question No: 15    ( Marks: 5 )

 Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.      

 

1. I love high heels but they’re rather _practical.

2. It is an _ logical statement, because if one part is true, then the other must be false.

3. It is _____polite to point at people.

4. It was ___possible to sleep because of the noise.

5. it’s totally ____rational, but I’m frightened of mice.

 

 

 

Question No: 16    ( Marks: 5 )

 Read the following paragraph and write the sentence that best states the implied main idea.            

Is there any one day of the year you dread? For some people, it is their birthday. After all, a birthday is a reminder that we are getting older. Others are anxious as April 15 approaches. This is the day that federal taxes are due. For others, the most feared day is Friday the 13th. On this day, wedding chapels are usually shut down. Toy stores sell out Ouija boards. Travel is down, especially on airplanes. And people have been known to stay in their house the entire day rather than risk anything happening to them.

 

 

 

 

 

Question No: 17    ( Marks: 5 )

 Read this paragraph and identify the main idea.

 

Dogs are good for children because they teach children to be responsible. Children who have to feed the dog and perform other works related to dogs, learn to be responsible for the life of another being. Cats also teach children responsibility, and along with this, children who own a cat learn about independence since cats are quick to teach this. Rabbits teach children about having babies because as anyone who has owned more than one rabbit knows; they have a lot of babies. Snakes, rats, fish and gerbils are also good to teach children about cleanliness and proper bathing habits. Most pets teach children valuable lessons.

 

 

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VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2010

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
ENG101- English Comprehension
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with correct option.
Esmerelda’s dissertation was on such an ___________ subject that no one could
understand it.
► austere
► auspicious
► esoteric
► equitable
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
What makes up a true work of art? Although no single criterion seems adequate, the
novelist James Joyce suggested three standards: “wholeness, harmony and radiance.”
► artist
► question
► standard
► novel
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
If a statement is proved true through objective evidence, what it will be called?
► Analysis
► Proposal
► Fact
► Opinion
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you get fired from your job, you can infer that: www.virtualinspire.com
► You did something wrong.
► You will never get a job again
► You were the best worker.
► You might get a raise.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘polite in an extreme way’?
► Gentian
► Gentile
► Genial
► Genteel
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a useless person’?
► Dead loss
► Dead wood
► Dead weight
► Dead heat
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
Rashid called _____ ;told me what happened.
► or
► nor
► and
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
He was told not to laugh at policemen.
► -ing
► Infinitive
► Past
► -ed
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.
► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Post-
► against
► before
► after
► around
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix: www.virtualinspire.com
Scrib-/Script-
► self
► life
► flow
► write
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
If you’re coming tonight, could you bring ……… some CDs
► on
► over
► up
► in
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Model rhymes with:
► cuddle
► doodle
► hotel
► yodel
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following statement is true?
► blind rhymes with hint, print, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.
► blind rhymes with sinned, grinned, wind
► blind rhymes with mind, kind, hind, lined
► blind rhymes with pint, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.www.virtualinspire.com
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose antonym for the underlined word.
Sunglasses will only hinder your ability to see at night.
► accept
► describe
► equal
► help
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Resemble
► Get out of
► Keep up with
► Look like
► Take out
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the purpose of table in a text?
In a text ,table contain columns and rows, in which each columns and rows have the
unique value and properties .through which data can be handled easily
1. to manage and
2. updated easily.
3. sorting easily.
4. to access readily.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
Rewrite the sentence below, Keeping in mind that your new sentence should be well
written and should have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given.
Having no air conditioning, her apartment is very hot.
Rewrite, beginning with: Her apartment is very hot) by it being no Air conditioning.
….
The next words will be
(a) on account of it has
(b) because it has
(c) by it being
(d) being as it is
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Add the correct suffix to the highlighted word in each sentence.
1. You will not be permited to swim with the sharks! (ed, er)
2. The old road has to be repaved. (ed, ing)
3. Are you planing to visit me in Myrtle Beach? (ed, ing)
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. The new house is not ___dis__similar to our old one except that it’s a bit bigger.
2. The organization insists that it is ___im__political and does not identify with any one
particular party.
3.The ownership of the painting remains __un___clear.
4.We’re living in an ___im__perfect world.
5.Whether the book is well or badly written is __im___material to me – it has an
important message.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Read the paragraph and answer the questions given below. (5+3+2)
At Dalton State College, the registrant of a motor vehicle is held responsible for the safe
and prudent operating and proper parking of his or her vehicle regardless of who may be
the operator. Curbs painted in yellow are no parking areas. Parking against the flow of
traffic is prohibited at all times. Vehicles parked on campus after school hours may be
towed away. All faculty and staff reserved parking areas will be painted in red. Fines will
be paid at the Business Office in the Westcott Building. Speed limits are as posted. There
is no parking at anytime on College Drive. Decals are not transferable.
Q1. Choose the sentence that best states the implied main idea.
Parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited at all times at “Dalton State College” .
Q2. Why people have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building?www.virtualinspire.com
People have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building ,if they break the
traffic rules implied by the registrant of Dalton State College.
Q3. Suggest a suitable topic for the passage.
Suitable topic for the passage.
Parking rules during college hours.

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2010

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2010

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2010

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
ENG101- English Comprehension

 

Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose antonym for the underlined word.
That car is too expensive for our budget.
► inexpensive
► costly
► priced
► small
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which is the correct spelling?
► coriddor
► Corridor
► Corridor
► coridor
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which suffix can correctly be added to the root word ‘electric’ to make a new
word?
► ed
► ian
► sion
► y
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Annu-
►day
►month
►minute
►year
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
“Could I come over at _____ three _____ four o’clock?” asked Joan.
► either…or
►neither…nor
► neither…or
► either…then
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Select the option that best describes the sentence.
Bruno, on the other hand, likes the view that he gets from the log cabin up in the
mountains, and he enjoys hiking in the forest.
►Compound-Complex Sentence
►Complex Sentence
►Simple Sentence
►Compound Sentence
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
The children are tired _____ happy after their trip to the zoo.
► but
► if
►when
►as
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
The people screamed _____ ran in different directions when the lorry crashed into the
roadside stall.
► and
►neither
► if
►but
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas. ► Unlike other years, we will have an early spring, I expect, this year.
► Unlike other years, we will have, an early spring, I expect this year.
► Unlike other years, we will have, an early spring, I expect, this year.
►Unlike other years, we will have an early spring I expect this year.
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.
► One toothpaste, according to experts, is generally the same as another.
► One toothpaste, according to experts is generally the same, as another. (ali)
► One toothpaste according to experts is, generally, the same as another.
►One toothpaste according to experts is generally the same as another.
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
Airport x-ray devices _______ designed more carefully in order to detect the more
sophisticated forms of explosive materials that are now produced.
►must have been being
►must
►must be
►must have been
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following sentence?
“Whereas, no one could believe that she had married him.”
►It is a comma splice.
►It is a compound sentence.
►It is a compound-complex sentence.
►It is a sentence fragment.
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
……. Get tired of answering the same questions every day? ►Do you ever
►Had you ever
►Are you ever
►Have you ever
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.
Items such as pointed scissors and ice skates are examples of articles that are not
permitted in your ……… baggage when boarding an aircraft.
►carry on
► carry away
►carry on with
►carry off
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.
Animals and humans use the evaporation of water to ……… heat that is absorbed from
the sun or generated by metabolic activity and exercise.
►carry away
►carry out
►carry off
►carry through
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correct option to complete the sentence.
Tom was arrested on Friday. Six months later, he received a sentence of ten years in
prison for dealing ……… drugs.
►illicit ►elite
►eliminate
►elicit
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.
Middle Eastern restaurants often have a way of whisking you away to a far off land of
belly dancers, exotic spices and ……… drink.
►instigating
►intimidating
►incriminating
►intoxicating
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the grammatical error in the following sentence.
“Comparing the two essays on space exploration, Zaid’s argument is more convincing
than Ali’s.”
►Faulty comparison
►Dangling modifier
►Comma splice
►Run-on sentence
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate word given below.
“I like James. He is quick on the………. You only have to tell that guy how to do
something once. He understands the importance of something and how it works very
quickly,” Jack said to his assistant.
►intake
►uptake
►second take
►take
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate prepositions:
The Teacher compared the poet…………..a bird.
►of
► to
►with ►for
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 2 )
The sentence below contains a comma splice. Select the answer that corrects the
comma splice without creating any new errors.
On the weekend Emily broke her ankle, she is in a great deal of pain.
a.) Because Emily broke her ankle on the weekend she is in great pain.
b.) On the weekend Emily broke her ankle, and now she is in a great deal of pain.
Question No: 22 ( Marks: 2 )
Describe the three main parts of the verb of the following words.
See, ask, leave, dig, draw, steal
Question No: 23 ( Marks: 2 )
Name four general principles of notes-making while writing.
Question No: 24 ( Marks: 3 )
Turn each fragment into complete sentence by using the methods you have
learned.
1. after the tornado struck the small town
2. please read the chapter on sentence analysis
3. whether we go to the zoo on Sunday or not
Question No: 25 ( Marks: 3 )
Use semicolons or commas to revise each comma splice or fused sentence into a
correct compound sentence.
1. A search party looked for the dog for three days; however, there was no sign of
him.
2. After a good lunch at the restaurant, the boys went to a movie, they found the
story boring.
3. He didn’t like cats at all; in fact he was terribly frightened of them. Question No: 26 ( Marks: 3 )
Select the correct verb in each sentence.
1. His scarf was (stolen) (stole) at recess.
2. All the children (go) (gone) to the playground.
3. Has the drama coach (chose) (chosen) the cast for the play?
Question No: 27 ( Marks: 5 )
‘There are some words in English which have the same spelling but belong to
different parts of speech because they are stressed differently.’ Explain the
concept
Question No: 28 ( Marks: 5 )
Express your views on the given topic in paragraph form. It should comprise of
100-130 words.
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do anything to get it? How
did you feel after you received or attained the thing that you desired?
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
“The judge released him on his own _________.”
► recognizance
► reconnaissance
► connoisseur
► Cognition
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
The jury ___________ the mayor of all wrongdoing.
► exonerate
► expatriated
► augmented
► subjugated Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
They can watch _____ the detective series _____ the foreign movie.
► neither…and
► either …or
► both…or
► either…then
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a vehicle for carrying a coffin’?
► Hernia
► Hearse
► Heron
► Hearsay
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
“Many people probably think that politeness is simply a social lubricant.”
. ► It contains a noun clause.
► It contains an adverbial clause.
► It contains an adjectival clause
► It contains a prepositional phrase.
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
He wanted to join the navy _____ his parents did not allow him to.
► if
► but
► neither
► either
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
The people screamed _____ ran in different directions when the lorry crashed into the
roadside stall.
► and
► neither
► if
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
She employs a maid to do _____ the cooking _____ washing for her family. ► neither…nor
► both…and
► either…and
► both…then
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.
► Two students obviously pranksters replaced the chalk, in the classrooms, with
sticks of white chocolate.
► Two students, obviously pranksters, replaced the chalk in the classrooms
with sticks of white chocolate.
► Two students obviously pranksters, replaced the chalk in the classrooms, with
sticks of white chocolate.
► Two students obviously pranksters replaced the chalk in the classrooms with
sticks of white chocolate.
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
__________ in his grand operas, Rinsky-Korsakov six times dealt with fantastic and
but twice with real or historical subjects.
► Observing that when
► It will be observed that
► When will it be observed
► Which of that will observe
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one is true of the following example?
“Guinevere and Lancelot, who can be considered archetypal betrayers.”
► It is a comma splice. ► It is a sentence fragment.
► It contains an adverbial clause.
► It contains a noun clause.
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.
An eagle, if pressed for food, might ……… a small baby that had been left in the open
unprotected, but such an opportunity must occur very rarely.
► carry out
► carry on with
► carry off
► carry through
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.
The Scottish Parliament has appointed Mr. Maley to ……… an assessment of the
current cost estimate and likely completion date of a new information technology
project.
► carry off
► carry out
► carry on
► carry over
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
I ……… complete silence now while I try this experiment.
► have wanted
► did want
► am wanting
► want
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.
European cuisine always ……… a sense of nostalgia and romance, like running into an
old flame. ► evolves
► evinces
► evokes
► evicts
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.
One of the most beautiful things about Jakarta is its ……… wealth from both within the
archipelago and around the world.
► Coronary
► Culinary
► Cautionary
► Hasty
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you go to a Mexican restaurant, you can infer that:
► They will not serve tea.
► They will have hot dogs on the menu.
► They have specialized in Mexican food.
► They will have the best food in the town.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the grammatical error in the following sentence.
“In 2005, superstar, 50 Cent, was placed on the Forbes Celebrity Top 100 list.”
► Comma splice
► Misplaced modifier
► Dangling modifier ► Punctuation error
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate word given below.
“The politicians in office today need to start looking for a solution to our Social
Security program running out of funds instead of passing the buck to the next people
in line,” George said to Luke. “You ……… it! I am sick of hearing about problems in
this country and never hearing about any solutions.
► thought
► meant
► Post
► said
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Label the statement given below by choosing the most appropriate tone from the
options.
Pakistan will win the World Cup.
► sympathetic
► humorous
► sentimental
► Optimistic
( Marks: 2 )
The sentence below contains a comma splice. Select the answer that corrects the
comma splice without creating any new errors.
Jarrod has an interview with a television company, I might become his assistant.
a.) Jarod has an interview with a television company, I might become his assistant.
b.) After Jarod has an interview with a television company, he might hire me as
his assistant.
( Marks: 2 )
Select the option which best describes the sentence.
Right after the Christmas holidays and during those three weeks before class begins in
January. A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Fragment: put a comma after January and finish the sentence.
C. Run-on: put a comma after holidays.
( Marks: 2 )
Discuss your understanding of the term ‘Tense’ used in grammar.
( Marks: 3 )
Turn each fragment into complete sentence by using the methods you have
learned.
1. the new idea created a buzz of excitement
2. for example, the public’s interest in reality television
3. does that tree ever grow pinecones
( Marks: 3 )
Use semicolons or commas to revise each comma splice or fused sentence into a
correct compound sentence.
1. The group released a new CD today; however it will not be available for a
month.
The group released a new CD today; however it will not be available for a month.
2. Two members of the Johnson family came to the picnic but neither of them
stayed for the speeches.
Two members of the Johnson family came to the picnic, but neither of them
stayed for the speeches.
3. Everyone has an accent but some accents are more recognizable than others.
Everyone has an accent, but some accents are more recognizable than others.
( Marks: 3 )
Identify the sentences that are sentence fragments.
1. Many of his customers coming back three or four times over the summer.
2. His business been so busy that he has very little time for anything else.
3. By the time that everyone had quieted down, my favorite television show was over.
( Marks: 5 )
Read the passage thoroughly and identify the main idea.Australia has many strange beasts, one of the oddest of which is the koala. Perfectly
adapted to one specific tree, the eucalyptus, this living teddy bear does not need
anything else, not even a drink! The moisture in the leaves is just right for the koala,
making it the only land animal that doesn’t need water to supplement its food.
( Marks: 5 )
Express your views on the given topic in paragraph form. It should comprise of
100-130 words.
“Giving is better than receiving.” Comment.
( Marks: 5 )
Use the past continuous tense or simple past tense as appropriate.
1. My brother and sister —-were—— playing tennis at 11am yesterday.
2. ——Were—– you still working at 7pm last night?
3. At 8.30am today I —was——– driving to work.
4. We ———were—- sleeping at 11pm.
5. Why —is——— he having lunch at 4pm?
6. I met John in town yesterday. He was shopping (shop).
7. Mary was waiting (wait) for me when I arrived.
8. —-Was he having——-(have) a shower when I called?
9. I did not know (not/know) what to say when he asked that.
10. The telephone rang when we were watching(watch) TV.
( Marks: 5 )
Join the sentences/sentence fragments given below using cause and effect
conjunctions.
1- They received a high mark on their exam.
They had studied hard.
2- You have the time.
Why don’t you come for dinner?
3- The test is difficult.
You had better get some sleep.
4- He works a lot of overtime.
His rent is so expensive. 5- The weather outside was cold.
Sally closed the window.
Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.
Modern Asian restaurants in Jakarta have an ……… history.
► exude
► extended
► extracted
► external
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correct option to complete the sentence.
Many people want to ……… from their native countries to other nations.
However, nowadays, it’s much more difficult than it was in the past.
► emigrate
► immigrate
► Imminent
► Eminent
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence and choose the appropriate option.
Bryan’s friends dared him to jump off of the cliff into the awaiting lake below.
But the intuitive boy ……… the danger because the lake looked shallower than
usual.
► foresee
► forced
► forsake
► forewent Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
I ……… complete silence now while I try this experiment.
► have wanted
► did want
► am wanting
► want
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.
International restaurants in Singapore are ……… expert at simultaneously
perfecting both eastern and western dishes on their menues
► Partly
► Particularity
► Partially
► Particularly
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.
The liver regulates most chemical levels in the blood and excretes a product
called bile, which helps ……… waste products from the liver.
► carry over
► carry on with
► carry away
► carry through
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following is a sentence fragment?
► The dog will not bite him. ► However, the dog doesn’t bite him.
► Although the dog will not bite him.
► All of the above.
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
The total of livestock of all kinds which used the National Agricultural System
in 1910 under pay permit __________ 2.75% in comparison with the previous
year.
► carried off
► fired off
► laid off
► fell off
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
Among American football aficionados, the tackling of the quarterback behind
the line of scrimmage is what is known as a “sack.”
► that is
► is what is
► has what
► what is
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.
► No one I believe should ever be, homeless, in this country.
► No one I believe, should ever be homeless, in this country.
► No one, I believe, should ever be homeless in this country.
► No one I believe should ever be homeless in this country.
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneIdentify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.
► exercising, immediately after a heavy meal, is I think asking for trouble.
► Exercising immediately after a heavy meal is, I think, asking for
trouble.
► exercising immediately, after a heavy meal, is I think asking for trouble.
► exercising immediately after a heavy meal is I think asking for trouble.
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
The children at the deaf-mute centre can _____ hear _____ speak.
► Neither …and
► neither…nor
► either…and
► either…nor
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the choices provided
comes closest in meaning to the word underlined.
America has been called the affluent society because of its abundance of
goods and services.
► Middle-class
► Divided
► Prosperous
► Generous
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the choices provided
comes closest in meaning to the word underlined.
Like reward, punishment serves two major functions in discipline. It deters the repetition of socially undesirable acts, and it shows the adolescent what the
social group considers wrong.
► Permits
► Changes
► Discourages
► Encourages
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► neither…nor
► either…or
► Neither…or
► both…or
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
We have enough spices for only one type of curry. We can cook _____
chicken curry _____ mutton curry.
► both…and
► either…or
► neither…nor
► either…and
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Select the option that best describes the sentence.
Bruno went to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Pauline went to
Cape Cod. ► Compound-Complex Sentence
► Complex Sentence
► Compound Sentence
► Simple Sentence
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Select the option that best describes the sentence.
Bruno tends to get bored sitting on the beach, watching the waves, getting
sand in his swimsuit, and reading detective novels for a week.
► Compound Sentence
► Simple Sentence
► Compound-Complex Sentence
► Complex Sentence
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
He doesn’t like her, but he wants her to like him.
► It is a compound sentence.
► It is a compound-complex sentence.
► It is a complex sentence.
► It is a simple sentence.
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
The ape is accepted, and sits quietly smoking a cigar and reading a
newspaper, which he holds upside down. ► It is a compound-complex sentence
► It is a compound sentence.
► It is a simple sentence.
► It is a complex sentence.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
If society as a whole cannot be rejuvenated, the individual needs to work for
personal certainty.
► It contains an appositive phrase.
► It contains an adjectival clause.
► It contains an adverbial clause.
► It contains a noun clause.
Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
The expanding economy of the 1920s created new freedom for young people,
who began to break away from their families and live on their own.
► It contains no dependent clause.
► It contains an adverbial clause.
► It contains a noun clause.
► It contains a relative clause.
) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate parallel structure.
Egyptian pyramids were regularly robbed despite their intricate passageways, byzantine mazes, and __________.
► walls of falsity
► walls which were false
► false walls
► they had false walls
– Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
A provocative question can be an effective way to open an essay. Students
have begun essays with such interesting questions as, “What do you think
your name means?” and “How long do you think it would take you to count to
one billion?”
► arousing in
► very brief
► Unanswerable
► funny
– Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a vehicle for carrying a coffin’?
► Hernia
► Hearse
► Heron
► Hearsay
) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
We are planning to go to _____ Spain _____ France during the holidays.
► either…nor
► either…or
► neither…and ► both…nor
– Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
The population has increased by 6% since 1970.
► Present
► Infinitive
► -ing
► -ed
– Please choose one
Click on the option that you think is correct.
Marijuana is less toxic than alcohol or tobacco. __________, some people
believe it should be legalized.
► Therefore
► Because
► so
Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
We had a fantastic snowfall during the night. breeze burst to 45 mph. The
roads are blocked, even at the bus stop.
► We decided to make a snowman.
► We were not able to go to school.
► We stayed inside and made hot chocolate.
► We went to the store to get some snacks.
– Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options: The sentence that states the main idea is called:
► Main idea of paragraph
► Topic of paragraph
► Topic sentence
► Supporting details
( Marks: 2 )
Use semicolons or commas to revise each comma splice or fused
sentence into a correct compound sentence.
The telephone rang and rang, but, no one answered it.
( Marks: 2 )
Turn fragment into complete sentence by using the methods you have
learned.
As the actress finished reading her monologue
( Marks: 2 )
Define bad construction in a sentence with example.
Question No: 34 ( Marks: 3 )
Use semicolons or commas to revise each comma splice or fused
sentence
into a correct compound sentence. \
He comma splice is one of the most frequent mistakes made when using a
comma. The comma splice occurs when a comma is used to connect two
independent…
( Marks: 3 )
Rewrite the following fragments to make a complete sentence.
1. Have you seen the new movie about the Titanic?
2. If the powder turns red
3. before the sun rises
( Marks: 3 )Identify the sentences as run-on (R) or complete sentences(C).
1.) Because Rose was late for the all-you-can-eat buffet, she had to order
from the main menu run on
2.) The student fell asleep in class everyone thought this was rude
behavior. complete
3.) Although an immigration lawyer might help me to stay in this country,
his fees are too expensive for me to afford.complete**
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.
Modern Asian restaurants in Jakarta have an ……… history.
► exude
► extended
► extracted
► external
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correct option to complete the sentence.
Many people want to ……… from their native countries to other nations.
However, nowadays, it’s much more difficult than it was in the past.
► emigrate
► immigrate
► Imminent
► Eminent
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence and choose the appropriate option.
Bryan’s friends dared him to jump off of the cliff into the awaiting lake below.
But the intuitive boy ……… the danger because the lake looked shallower than
usual. ► foresee
► forced
► forsake
► forewent
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
I ……… complete silence now while I try this experiment.
► have wanted
► did want
► am wanting
► want
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.
International restaurants in Singapore are ……… expert at simultaneously
perfecting both eastern and western dishes on their menues
► Partly
► Particularity
► Partially
► Particularly
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.
The liver regulates most chemical levels in the blood and excretes a product
called bile, which helps ……… waste products from the liver.
► carry over
► carry on with ► carry away
► carry through
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following is a sentence fragment?
► The dog will not bite him.
► However, the dog doesn’t bite him.
► Although the dog will not bite him.
► All of the above.
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
The total of livestock of all kinds which used the National Agricultural System
in 1910 under pay permit __________ 2.75% in comparison with the previous
year.
► carried off
► fired off
► laid off
► fell off
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
Among American football aficionados, the tackling of the quarterback behind
the line of scrimmage is what is known as a “sack.”
► that is
► is what is
► has what
► what is
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.► No one I believe should ever be, homeless, in this country.
► No one I believe, should ever be homeless, in this country.
► No one, I believe, should ever be homeless in this country.
► No one I believe should ever be homeless in this country.
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.
► exercising, immediately after a heavy meal, is I think asking for trouble.
► Exercising immediately after a heavy meal is, I think, asking for
trouble.
► exercising immediately, after a heavy meal, is I think asking for trouble.
► exercising immediately after a heavy meal is I think asking for trouble.
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
The children at the deaf-mute centre can _____ hear _____ speak.
► Neither …and
► neither…nor
► either…and
► either…nor
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the choices provided
comes closest in meaning to the word underlined.
America has been called the affluent society because of its abundance of
goods and services.
► Middle-class
► Divided
► Prosperous► Generous
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the choices provided
comes closest in meaning to the word underlined.
Like reward, punishment serves two major functions in discipline. It deter the
repetition of socially undesirable acts, and it shows the adolescent what the
social group considers wrong.
► Permits
► Changes
► Discourages
► Encourages
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► neither…nor
► either…or
► Neither…or
► both…or
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
We have enough spices for only one type of curry. We can cook _____
chicken curry _____ mutton curry.
► both…and
► either…or
► neither…nor
► either…and Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Select the option that best describes the sentence.
Bruno went to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Pauline went to
Cape Cod.
► Compound-Complex Sentence
► Complex Sentence
► Compound Sentence
► Simple Sentence
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Select the option that best describes the sentence.
Bruno tends to get bored sitting on the beach, watching the waves, getting
sand in his swimsuit, and reading detective novels for a week.
► Compound Sentence
► Simple Sentence
► Compound-Complex Sentence
► Complex Sentence
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
He doesn’t like her, but he wants her to like him.
► It is a compound sentence.
► It is a compound-complex sentence.
► It is a complex sentence. ► It is a simple sentence.
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
The ape is accepted, and sits quietly smoking a cigar and reading a
newspaper, which he holds upside down.
► It is a compound-complex sentence
► It is a compound sentence.
► It is a simple sentence.
► It is a complex sentence.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
If society as a whole cannot be rejuvenated, the individual needs to work for
personal certainty.
► It contains an appositive phrase.
► It contains an adjectival clause.
► It contains an adverbial clause.
► It contains a noun clause.
Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
The expanding economy of the 1920s created new freedom for young people,
who began to break away from their families and live on their own.
► It contains no dependent clause.
► It contains an adverbial clause. ► It contains a noun clause.
► It contains a relative clause.
Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate parallel structure.
Egyptian pyramids were regularly robbed despite their intricate passageways,
byzantine mazes, and __________.
► walls of falsity
► walls which were false
► false walls
► they had false walls
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
The band are bringing….. a new album in the new year.
• over
• down
• out
• up
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ure?
• lect
• fiss
• depart
• polit
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
The meaning of the stem traditis:
• chance
• hand over, deliver
• stand, place
• fall
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of
connectives.
James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats
elsewhere.
• if
• either
• neither • but
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of
connectives.
The people screamed _____ ran in different directions when the lorry
crashed into the
roadside stall.
• either
• if
• and
• but
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
The population has increased by 6% since 1970.
• Present
• Infinitive
• -ing
• -ed
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
When a person gives his judgment, assessment or evaluation of
something, what it will be called?
• Fact
• vision
• Analysis
• Opinion
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate parallel structure.
In the years following the American Revolution and prior to the
establishment of a national government, Washington provided the
fledgling country with keen economic insight, _________ and astute
international judgment.
• sense of domestic stability
• a recognition of stability that was domestic
• to stabilize the domestic situation
• which was domestically stable
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
If society as a whole cannot be rejuvenated, the individual needs to work
for personal certainty.
• It contains an appositive phrase.
• It contains an adjectival clause.
• It contains an adverbial clause.
• It contains a noun clause. Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following example?
He doesn’t like her, but he wants her to like him.
• It is a compound sentence.
• It is a compound-complex sentence.
• It is a complex sentence.
• It is a simple sentence.
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Select the option that best describes the sentence.
Pauline and Bruno have a big argument every summer over where they
should spend their summer vacation.
• Compound Sentence
• Compound-Complex Sentence
• Simple Sentence
• Complex Sentence
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
The children are tired _____ happy after their trip to the zoo.
• but
• if
• when
• as
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
The injured boy must receive medical attention at once _____ he will die.
• and
• or
• but
• nor
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
Mr. James cannot speak English _____ he can speak Mandarin very well.
• because
• but
• since
• while
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best answer from the given options.
The people screamed _____ ran in different directions when the lorry
crashed into the roadside stall.
• and
• neither
• if
• but
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one Choose the best answer from the given options.
Why is the baby crying? _____ she is hungry _____ her nappy needs
changing.
• Neither nor
• Either or
• Neither and
• Either nor
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.
• The moral of the story is that people should always, as a result, treat
one another with kindness.
• The moral of the story is, that people should always, as results treat
one another with kindness.
• The moral, of the story, is that people should always as a result
treat one another with kindness.
• The moral of the story is that people should always as a result treat
one another with kindness.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.
• The problem with making decisions based upon emotion he argued
is that sound reasoning, sometimes, gets lost in the process.
• The problem with making decisions based upon emotion, he
argued, is that sound reasoning sometimes gets lost in the
process.
• The problem with making decisions based upon emotion he argued
is that sound reasoning sometimes gets lost in the process.
• The problem with making decisions, based upon emotion, he
argued is that sound reasoning sometimes gets lost in the
process.
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.
Emerging in the spring or summer as an elongate, brownish to black
beetle, the grub with its velvety body __________ in length from 9 to 10
mm.
• range
• it will have ranged
• which has ranged
• ranges
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is true of the following sentence?
“When, crows flew.”
• It is a compound-complex sentence.
• It is a compound sentence.
• It is a sentence fragment.
• It is a comma splice. Define ‘Parallelism’.
Parallelism is balance of two or more similar words phrases or clauses.it
may also known as parallel structure of parallel construction.It strengthen connection
among idea and action e.g,
Wrong sentence:The investigator added drug A,drug B,and measure them.
Correct sentence:The investigator added drug A,added drug B,and measured them
From the given sentences, select the one that is NOT a sentence fragment.
A) Who borrowed Stefanie’s car Saturday night.
B) The nineteen-year-old car looked out of place next to the new models.
C) Which the salesman was surprised to find in such good shape.

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2010

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